Tx Govt Ch 9 Quiz

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1

Which is (are) informal criterion (criteria) to become governor.

All of the above are true.

Governors are historically male, Governors must be WASP, & Typically governors will be a businessperson or attorney.

2

The legislature has the constitutional power to override the governor's veto

by a two-thirds vote

3

The Texas governor has never been allowed to use the

pocket veto

4

The governor's annual salary is approximately

$150,000

5

The governor may be removed from office only by impeachment with conviction by

the senate

6

All of the following are appointed by the governor except?

Members of the State Board of Education

7

Which of the following does not provide an opportunity for the governor to have greater influence on both the legislative and administrative policy?

The Texas Constitution

8

What is the key ingredient for a successful chief executive?

Maintain a good staff

9

The line of succession places which official next in line, should the governor vacate the office?

Lieutenant governor

10

The receptiveness of the legislature to various messages by the governor is influenced by the

All of the above are true

governor's popularity, governor's political expertise, & amount of favorable public opinion generated by the proposals

11

The most influential bargaining tools of the governor are

legislative

12

To the displeasure of many consumer groups, Governor Perry has named many ___________ to his staff.

lobbyists

13

Which term best describes the executive branch?

Fragmented

14

Which term best describes the removal power of the governor?

Limited

15

According to Richard Huckaby all of the following are limits on the governor's powers except

due to staggered terms the governor must wait for terms to expire to fill vacancies

16

Which state officials usually have budget power that is more powerful than that of the governor?

The Legislative Budget Board

17

If the office of the governor is vacated, who assumes office after the lieutenant governor?

Pro tempore of the Senate

18

The flexibility and intensity that the governor brings to the bargaining table depends on each of the following factors except

that all political contributions buy political decisions of support

19

The receptiveness of the legislature to various messages by the governor is influenced by the

All of the above are true

governor's popularity, governor's political expertise, & amount of favorable public opinion generated by the proposals